Florida’s Architectural Wonders
We love to explore our beautiful state of Florida and are always looking for road trips that offer unique insight into the wonders of our state. If you want to see architecture that inspires people from all over the world, then you need to hop in your car and plan to see these architectural masterpieces. Here is our list of top architectural visits that are within or just a short drive from our hometown of Tampa, Florida.
The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
Did you know that the Dali Museum Glass Enigma is composed of more than 900 glass triangles and no panels are identical? Designed by Yann Weymouth who was also the Chief of Design for the Grand Louvre Project, this museum is often cited as one of the top 10 places to see before you die.
Florida Southern College
Did you know that Florida has the largest collection of Wright architecture on a single site? Frank Lloyd Wright’s collection of buildings, Child of the Sun, attracts more than 30,000 visitors a year to the Lakeland campus.
Did you know that Ca d’Zan, now the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, was “the last of the Gilded Age mansions” to be built in America and was featured in the 1998 film Great Expectations?
Henry B. Plant Hotel
Did you know that the Henry B. Plant Hotel was built in 1891 as an opulent railroad resort? It is hard not to be enamored with the craftsmanship of the building and lost in daydreaming about the luxury experience of the hotel guests.